Brannon's October Caddis Pupa

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Brannon's October Caddis Pupa

Postby ScottP » Fri Oct 21, 2016 9:15 pm

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hook - Dai Riki 280 #8
thread - UTC 140 burnt orange
bead - 4mm black (head), 3/16 hot orange (thorax)
rib - small wire copper
abdomen - ostrich rat-brown & orange
hackle - Indian Hen
legs - Sexi-floss copper
head - dubbing Hare's Ear/antron dark


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Re: Brannon's October Caddis Pupa

Postby letumgo » Sat Oct 22, 2016 6:49 am

WOW! What a buggy looking fly. I definitely need some of these in my steelhead box.

Thanks for the inspiration.
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Re: Brannon's October Caddis Pupa

Postby hankaye » Sat Oct 22, 2016 9:23 am

ScottP, Howdy;

Great looking "hopper" and wearing it Halloween costume as well :D .

Is the Black bead reversed on purpose? Nice effect ...

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Re: Brannon's October Caddis Pupa

Postby ScottP » Sat Oct 22, 2016 10:16 am

Hank,

Thanks. Someone else mentioned that about the bead (I hadn't noticed it). I went back and checked the others in the bag and they were all drilled with the same-sized hole on both sides; not sure if it was intentional or a defective batch.

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Re: Brannon's October Caddis Pupa

Postby letumgo » Sat Oct 22, 2016 10:35 am

I tend to reverse the beadhead when I tye Skip Morris's "Racoon" pattern. It pushes the bead forward slightly and I like the look. Not sure if it changes how the fly behaves, but I still do this intentionally.
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Re: Brannon's October Caddis Pupa

Postby hankaye » Sat Oct 22, 2016 10:49 am

ScottP, Howdy;

Thanks for the reply, "poo occurs" as 2 & 4 used to say. Whatever, it looks good all the same

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